Here is a brief meeting recap of the SDA meeting on 3/17:
Nate reminded us of the scholarships that are available through the California Dietetics Association. The deadline is approaching soon (April 21), so don't forget to apply if you are interested! There are several scholarships that the CDA offers, more information on each one can be found at http://www.dietitian.org/d_cdaf/cdaf_outreach.html
Another scholarship is available through SFSU for recent SFSU graduates who have applied for dietetic internships for $750. The Krohn DI Scholarship deadline is May 1, and a pdf application can be found here: http://cfsd.sfsu.edu/sites/sites7.sfsu.edu.cfsd/files/KrohnScholarApplications2014.pdf
Candice Howarth, a holistic nutritionist gave a wonderful presentation on the difference between the holistic path through nutrition compared with the path to become an RD. She gave us insight for career options in the field of nutrition if someone decided to take a different path other than going through a dietetic internship to become an RD. Candice is in the process of starting her own private practice/business, and offers a variety of services including one-on-one counseling, private cooking classes, kitchen clean outs, amongst several others. Visit her website www.candicehowarth.com to explore more about what Candice offers, or to get in contact with her!
Candice also teaches classes on juicing vs. blending at Workshop, a venue in San Francisco that offers a variety of fun and affordable DIY classes. Interested in signing up for a fun and informational class? Visit http://www.workshopsf.org/?page_id=140&id=2017
Some other links to explore:
-RD vs. holistic? Find more information on the uphill battle holistic nutritionists face to gain credibility @ www.nutritionadvocacy.org
-Want to learn more about holistic nutrition? Find local conferences @www.westonaprice.org/
RDs have the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), but what do holistic nutritionists have? The National Association of Nutrition Professionals www.nanp.org/
We hope you all have a wonderful spring break! See you at the next meeting in April!
We hope you are all having a great start to the semester. If you were not able to attend the meeting on Feb 24th, here is what you missed.
-The calendar has been updated with upcoming events. This semester we are trying to include more tabling, so please check for some new and exciting opportunities to get involved! Balanced beings, Farmer's market and the community garden will have opportunities throughout the rest of the semester as well.
- The California Dietetics Association offers a variety of scholarships that pertains to both juniors/sophomores and those who have just recently applied to dietetic internships. The deadline is April 21. Please visit the CDA website and click the scholarships tab for more information.
-Dorette, the SDA newsletter editor, did a brief presentation on sports nutrition. The main points of the presentation involved tips on how to give your body the right fuel before, during and after workouts. The slides for the presentation will be posted soon.
-We wrapped up the meeting with a fun game to help relieve some stress for those who just applied to internships and those who are about to begin midterms.
Hope to see you all March 17 at the next meeting!
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